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GBK Celebrates the 2017 Primetime EMMYS with Celebrity Gifting Lounge

Anthony Anderson penning inspirational message for Pilot Pens

GBK presented their luxurious Celebrity Gifting Lounge in honor of the  2017 Primetime EMMYS, and as always, Gavin Keilly provided another great opportunity for celebs to give back to three incredible charities while discovering new and unique brands from companies across the country and the world with this gifting and giving lounge.

Michael Kelly, Anthony Anderson and GBK's Gavin Keilly

Michael Kelly, Anthony Anderson and GBK’s Gavin Keilly

EMMY Celebrity Gift Lounge sponsor Pilot Pen, the creator of America’s favorite pens, had their Modern Classics, including G2 gel ink pens and Vanishing Point pens – the world’s first retractable fountain pen with an 18-karat nib which were gifted to celebs, who were invited to pen inspirational messages. Pilot Pen offered them a $5,000 donation to their charity of choice.

Anthony Anderson penning inspirational message for Pilot Pens

Anthony Anderson penning inspirational message for Pilot Pens

Pilot Pen has also partnered with Shonda Rhimes to award the 2017 G2 Overachievers Grant & the first-ever G2 Overachievers Student Grant. To learn more: http://tinyurl.com/PilotEmmys

EMMY nominee Leslie Jones with Pilot Pen

EMMY nominee Leslie Jones with Pilot Pen

The three charities that participated in GBK’s ‘giving lounge’ included Animal Wellness Foundation, Face Forward and International Society of Human Unity.  GBK’s giving lounges have connected celebrities and organizations, resulting in the stars presenting awards at the event or even lending their names and faces to PSAs

Face Forward and the Alessi Institute lovingly provides reconstructive surgery for victims of violence who carry the physical evidence of past abuse, such as disfigured faces, by working with community leaders and organizations around the nation and throughout the world to find them. www.faceforwardla.org

Face Forward and the Alessi Institute

Face Forward and the Alessi Institute

The tremendous effort of these angels from  the non-profit organization International Society of Human Unity working to stop the brutality of human trafficking co-produced the multiple award-winning feature documentary “STOPPING TRAFFIC” which raises awareness about sex trafficking in the United States, Mexico, Asia and abroad, and gives specific calls to action on how everyone can join the movement…thanks to the beautiful people who donated 2 Indiegogo for the creation of this highly urgent film. www.stoppingtraffic.com

International Society of Human Unity

The angels from International Society of Human Unity

Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat gifted a voucher for a 3-day spiritual retreat experience with a variety of programs to select from including self-discovery, yoga, meditation, chakras, reducing stress, breaking free of addiction, healing from PTSD, juice cleanse, and silence. SiddhayatanSpiritualRetreat.com

Animal Wellness Foundation, a non-profit (501c3) animal-rescue based in Los Angeles mission is to provide sick and homeless animals with top notch medical care with compassionate animal rescue, and give them the absolute best chance at happily ever after. Some of the animals rescued were near death, and the compassion of the people of Animal Wellness who understand that their lives matter too, are given a second chance at life! www.AnimalWellnessFoundation.org

Animal Wellness Foundation

Animal Wellness Foundation

Celebrities that attended included:
Anthony Anderson (Nominee: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series)
Leslie Jones (Nominee: Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (SNL)
Michael Kelly (Emmy Nominee)
Tituss Burgess (Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series)
John Tucker and Rachel Osterbach (EMMY winning docu-series on A&E Born This Way, who also presentered at the Emmys.
Akbar Gbajabiamila and Kristine Leahy (Hosts, Emmy nominated American Ninja Warrior)
Yara Shahidi, Allen Maldonado and Aldis Hodge (Emmy Nominated Show Black-ish)
Mishel Prada (Nominated show FTWD)
Alex Chitty (Producer of Emmy Nominated Vice)
Dan Rubin (Producer of Outstanding Comedy Series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Christopher Jackson (Emmy presenter (Tony Award nominated actor for his performance as George Washington in Hamilton)
Aldis Hodge (Emmy Nominated Show Black-ish)
Erin Cahill (Fact Track No Limits)
Helena Mattsson (My Dinner with Herve)
Jake Busey (Ray Donovan)
Josh Kelly (UnReal)
Khandi Alexander (Previous EMMY nominee)
Dr. Paul Nassif (E’s Botched)
John Savage (Veteran actor)
and many, many more.

 Jessica Graf, Emma Kenney, Shanola Hampton

(left to right) Jessica Graf, Emma Kenney, Shanola Hampton

Continue here to see all the great brands from across America and from around the world who came to share their brands with Hollywood!

 

 

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